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Can Cancer be Turned Against Itself? Tel Aviv University Study


2/5/2013 7:44:59 AM

Immune system can use melanoma's own proteins to kill off cancer cells, TAU researchers find. Though a small group of proteins, the family called Ras controls a large number of cellular functions, including cell growth, differentiation, and survival. And because the protein has a hand in cellular division, mutated Ras, which can be detected in one-third of all tumors, contributes to many human cancers by allowing for the rapid growth of diseased cells.

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